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roncollins
November 2nd, 2015, 04:22 PM
The Nineteenth Annual 24 Mile Tampa Bay Marathon Swim will be on April 16, 2016. Entry information is available at http://www.distancematters.com. We are able to accept up to 24 solo and relay entries. In addition to race day swimming, we are now able to offer solo swims of Tampa Bay from March 1st to May 31. Email us for more information, or to indicate your interest in training, or entering as a swimmer, or to receive more information about becoming an event volunteer.

Open water coaching, training and qualifying are offered year-round in Florida. In the Tampa Bay area during January and February, we have water temperatures that hover around 60F/16C. Call or email us for more information about scheduling with The Distance Matters Open Water Boot Camp for training, cold water acclimation, and qualifying for marathon swims.

For more information, contact:
Ron Collins |http://www.distancematters.com
The Tampa Bay Marathon Swim
The Distance Matters Open Water Boot Camp

roncollins
December 20th, 2016, 05:48 PM
The next 24 Mile Tampa Bay Marathon Swim will be on Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

Accepted Entrants (as of December 8th)

Kristian O'Donovan, 37M, Glenbeigh, Kerry, Ireland
Patty Hermann, 57F, Houston, TX, USA
John Batchelder, 36M, Littleton, CO, USA
Adel el behiry, 26M, Giza, Egypt

Mighty Mermaids Relay
Traci Grilli, 60F, Londonderry, NH
Nancy Steadman Martin, 62F, Oceanport, NJ
Christie Ciraulo, 63F, Los Angeles, CA
Veronica Hibben, 60F, Huntington Beach, CA
Karen Einsidler, 61F, Tenafly, NJ
Jenny Cook, 59F, Los Angeles, CA

Entry applications are being accepted until February 15th, so there is plenty of room to enter this epic swim race. Entry forms are available upon request from the race director. Email the Race Director at tampataiko12@gmail.com

Tampa Bay Marathon Swim Records
7:41 - Chris Derks, 2002 (Overall & Men's Record)
7:51 - Penny Palfrey, 2008 (Women's Record)
18:09 - Andrew Heinrich, 2015 (Swam the Longest)
9:52 - Ron Collins, 1998 (First Swimmer)
8:34 - Gail Rice, 1998 (First Woman)
7:53 - Team Hammerhead, 2006 (Fastest 3 person Relay)
7:39 - The Sharks, 2006 (Fastest 6 person Relay)
14:21 - Carl Selles, 2014 (Oldest Male Swimmer, age 67)
10:21 - Barbara Held, 2011 (Oldest Female Swimmer, age 57)

Tampa Bay's marathon swim race is one of the world's longest, covering the length of Florida's largest estuary. Since the 24 Mile Tampa Bay Marathon Swim was first staged in 1998, it has drawn competitors from across the United States, and from Great Britain, Guatemala, Italy, Mexico, Australia, Japan, Switzerland, Baliwick of Jersey, Argentina, Dominican Republic, Germany, India, Canada, and the Cayman Islands. The race is one of the world's longest marathon swims, and is held annually in April, in celebration of Earth Day.